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04 Feb 1999 description

DAKAR, Senegal (PANA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has opted for a ''peaceful'' solution in the border conflict with Ethiopia, the official Eritrean News Agency said Thursday.

02 Feb 1999 description

Ghion Hagos, PANA Correspondent

29 Jan 1999 description

* News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International *
News Service:020/99 - AI Index: AFR 25/02/99 - 29 January 1999

28 Jan 1999 description

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi left Addis Ababa Thursday after a six-hour working visit during which he informed the Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi about Eritrea's willingness to negotiate an end to the border crisis that erupted in May 1998.

28 Jan 1999 description

Ghion Hagos, PANA Correspondent

27 Jan 1999 description
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27 Jan 1999 description
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NAIROBI, 27 January (IRIN) - The UN Secretary-General is "very, very concerned" about the simmering conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UN Special Envoy for Africa Mohamed Sahnoun, speaking from New York, told IRIN on Wednesday.

15 Jan 1999 description

Press Release AFR/127
The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is concerned at reports of heightened tension between Eritrea and Ethiopia. In support of the diplomatic efforts of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the United States Envoy, Anthony Lake, he has decided to send his Special Envoy, Mohamed Sahnoun, to the region. The dates of Ambassador Sahnoun's visit will be announced separately, after further consultation with the parties.

15 Jan 1999 description

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - United States president's envoy, Anthony Lake, Friday held discussions in Addis Ababa with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in a fresh attempt to resolve the lingering border dispute with Eritrea.

17 Dec 1998 description

Following favourable rains during the main growing season and optimum conditions for harvest, a joint FAO-WFP assessment of crop production predicts a bumper harvest, substantially higher than last year's main season harvest and close to the 1996 record;

14 Dec 1998 description

KHARTOUM, Dec 14 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian minister said on Monday he could see no early settlement of his country's border dispute with Eritrea, due to be discussed at an African summit conference this week.

"I am not optimistic because Eritrea believes force is the panacea for everything and I don't think it will accept the peace proposals of the OAU," Ethiopian Deputy Foreign Minister Tekeda Alemu told a news conference in Khartoum.

Selected heads of state of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) are due to meet on Thursday and Friday in Burkina Faso to seek …

07 Dec 1998 description

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - United States presidential envoy Anthony Lake left here Sunday for Asmara to continue his third attempt within two months to broker peace in the seven-month old border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

04 Dec 1998 description

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 4 (Reuters) - U.S. envoy Anthony Lake arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Friday to continue his attempts to resolve a seven-month border dispute Ethiopia and Eritrea.

This visit is the third to the Horn of Africa by the former National Security Adviser in recent months.

Lake will hold talks with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin before leaving for the Eritrean capital Asmara on Sunday to meet top government officials there.

None of the parties have released details of the mediation effort, but it is believed to be based on …

02 Dec 1998 description

WASHINGTON -- Former National Security Adviser Anthony Lake will return to the Horn of Africa this week "as planned, to continue U.S. efforts to help find a peaceful solution to the dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia," State Department Spokesman James Rubin announced December 2.

Following is the State Department text of Rubin's announcement:


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18 Nov 1998 description

(11/18 statement by State Department spokesman) (240)

WASHINGTON -- Former White House National Security Adviser Anthony Lake has just returned from a second mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea and plans to "visit the region again soon" to help seek a "peaceful resolution" of their border dispute, State Department Spokesman James Rubin said November 18.

Following is the text of a statement by Rubin, released by the department:

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16 Nov 1998 description

Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Ethiopian Government and NGOs.

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to resume the three-year Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) suspended in October 1997. The new agreement includes a US $42 million loan to underpin the country's financial reform programme;

09 Nov 1998 description

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The organisation of African Unity committee on the Ethopian-Eritrean border dispute ended its high level talks Sunday in Ougadougou, with a ray of hope for a peaceful settlement.
The summit brought together the president of Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Zimbabwe, who held separate discussions with the leaders of the disputing parties.

The leaders decided to place the border dispute on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the OAU committee on conflict prevention, management and resolution, scheduled for December.